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Mahadev Grooving World Music North Indian, Jazz, Latin, Persian, African and Balkan music
August 22, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mahadev brings it’s unique grooving world music to Corazon Performing Arts! Doing some newer unrecorded material – including new African/Desert Blues inspired arrangements of Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen, with instrumental melange of North Indian, Jazz, Latin, Persian, African and Balkan music in a mind-blowing combination, with horns, drums and percussion, Indian Slide Guitar and rocking African Blues and Spanish guitar! The members of Mahadev have studied with world-class masters and innovators of and understand the common language that can be shared by these great musics.
WED AUG 22ND, 9PM
20 BUCKS includes beverages. No one turned away for lack of full donation. Cash, cc or paypal at door.
310-795-1373 or secure advance tix via paypal : firstname.lastname@example.org
Accolade for “My Heart is Pierced,” the 2nd album by Mahadev:
“My Heart is Pierced” by Mahadev is one of the more successful combinations of various styles into a cohesive intelligent whole. African, Jazz, Indian, Balkan, Latin and even Pop-folk style seamlessly blend in a satisfying album that rewards with each new listening. A wide use of colors and palettes in the arrangements of each song allows each one to sound different than the next; inhabiting its own logical music world and highlighting rhythmic drive and soulful improvisations.
One of the highlights is the heartbreaking “(Dirge) Before She Dies” that integrates Tom Waits style – complete with pots and pans, bells and hoofs – with a gorgeous melody reminiscent of Debussy or Satie. The tune starts in slow New Orleans dirge mode with Mike Mull on clarinet then shifts gradually into a raucous Mingus style fast waltz with Mull switching to sax for a hair-raising and heartbreaking solo. Highly recommended!
– Miroslav Tadic, World Renowned Guitarist, Faculty at California Institute of the Arts
Award-winning 7-string and Indian Slide Guitarist/composer/singer-songwriter Dave Cipriani touches the mystic, the ethereal and the earthy; bringing intense studies of Indian music, african, jazz, balkan, classical, rock and more into his unique world-music and heart embracing style of improvisation, compositions, and songs.
He has been featured in the soundtracks for “Basmati Blues,” “Jaya,” and “The Tiger Hunter” as well as the live DisneyWorld show “The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic.”
Dave has self-produced 5 CD’s and has received awards from the Maryland State and Baltimore City Arts Councils for his unique guitar style. Dave’s diverse background include studies with jazz great Charlie Byrd, classical guitarist Christopher Parkening, sitar master Jai Kishor, and Indian Slide guitar pioneer Pandit Barun Kumar Pal, a senior disciple of Ravi Shankar.
Dave completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in North Indian Music at California Institute of the Arts, including studies with Balkan/classical/world pioneer guitarist Miroslav Tadic, Indian sarod maestro Aashish Khan and numerous others. Dave is now based in Ojai and leads the group Mahadev as well as performing with solo and with various groups in the area.
Christopher Payne is a multi-faceted drummer and percussionist, whose breadth of musicianship fuses ethnic hand percussion, classical batterie and drum set repertoire. His expertise, versatility, and innovation enhances a multitude of musical genres that contribute to his active performing, recording and teaching career.
Christopher has toured extensively, performing at prestigious concert halls and festivals worldwide. Among the many artists, ensembles, and orchestras, Christopher has toured with the Grammy nominated band DeVotchka, performed with jazz luminaries Charlie Haden, Bob Sheppard, Joe LaBarbara, Larry Koonse, Derek Oles, and Slide Hampton, as well as, rock legend Mike Garson (David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins), and Palestinian Pop star and 2013 Arab Idol winner, Mohammad Assaf. This year, Christopher performed sold out shows with Streetlight Manifesto at the legendary Beacon Theater in New York City and The Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles.
Christopher is a member of the internationally recognized orchestra, MESTO, specializing in Middle Eastern Classical music, and the Indian/Jazz fusion group Mahadev. He is an active free-lance musician performing and recording drums and percussion for independent films, commercials, jazz ensembles, various bands, and singer-songwriters.
He earned his MFA degree in drum set/world percussion from the California Institute of the Arts and a B.M. in classical percussion and drum set from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Christopher resides in Los Angeles and is an adjunct faculty member at Pierce College, Loyola Marymount, and Los Angeles City College. drummercpayne.com
Saxophonist, woodwind multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator Michael Mull is an emerging voice from the deep underground of Los Angeles’ creative music scene. His music covers a broad spectrum of styles and sounds stemming from jazz and rock, and informed by traditional music from Eastern Europe, India, West Africa and Latin America. Michael currently leads and composes music for the Michael Mull Trio and the Michael Mull Octet, and is a member of the electrifying “peasant funk” band Orkestar Meze as well as various side projects. Holding an MFA Degree in Music from the notorious California Institute of the Arts, Michael received his undergraduate training at Cuesta College and CSU Northridge, and has studied under such great improvisers, composers, and educators as James Miley, George Stone, Matt Harris, Charlie Haden, Liviu Marinescu, Larry Koonse, Joe LaBarbera, Wadada Leo Smith, Gary Pratt, and Rob Lockart.
Eric Klerks is an award-winning international performing artist, composer and private teacher/coach.
Since 2009, Eric has toured the world with avant-rockers Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band, releasing two concert DVDs and a live CD to critical acclaim.
Other projects include sonic mayhem with the Dust Brothers for Fight Club: Live; gothic jazz with David J of Bauhaus and Annabel (lee); flamenco/Persian crossover with Hamed Nikpay; math rock with the Android Trio; the music of Frank Zappa with The Grandmothers of Invention and many more.
Eric composes, arranges and orchestrates for film, television and video games and has performed for over two dozen different musical theatre productions.
Eric holds a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University and a Master’s degree from the California Institute for the Arts.
Greg Zilboorg is a trumpet player, composer, and writer hailing from the small town of Georgia Plains, Vermont. He has toured and recorded with notable artists such as Le Maitre, Calypso Rose, Tobias Jesso Jr, Taran Gray, and Lauren Elizabeth Baba. Whatever diverse contexts he works in, the constant thread is the element of improvisation, making each composition like a window into a world in the midst of its own creation.
Over the past 20 years, Jamie Papish has studied with top Arabic, Persian, Moroccan, African & Latin drummers and has made a name for himself in the Los Angeles World Music Scene as a passionate percussionist of ethnic hand drum styles of the Middle East, Iran, North Africa, Eastern Europe & the Balkans. He maintains an active performance and recording schedule as an original member of the critically acclaimed Yuval Ron Ensemble, The Chloe Pourmorady Ensemble, Mahadev as well as numerous other Los Angeles based world music ensembles. Jamie percussion is on over 100 tracks of released music including Floodplain by The Kronos Quartet.